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Family Megalopygidae - Flannel Moths

Megalopyge crispata Southern Flannel Moth - Megalopyge opercularis - male Flannel moth - Megalopyge crispata? - Megalopyge crispata - male Larva Day 48 - Megalopyge lapena Unknown moth(?) species - Megalopyge opercularis - male Megalopyge crispata - Black-waved Flannel Moth - Hodges#4644 - Megalopyge crispata - male Southern Flannel Moth - Megalopyge opercularis - male Flannel Moth Caterpillar - Megalopyge opercularis
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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Zygaenoidea (Flannel, Slug Caterpillar, Leaf Skeletonizer Moths and kin)
Family Megalopygidae (Flannel Moths)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
MEGALOPYGIDAE Herrich-Schaffer, 1855 (1)
Remarks
Caution, caterpillars can sting. See this site for more information.

Caterpillars in this family in having 7 pairs of prolegs, which is 2 more than in any other lepidopteran family.